About the Bass Coat Rural Engagement Group

Are you a farmer or involved in agriculture in Bass Coast and want to input on issues that affect you?

Bass Coast Shire Council is looking for new members to join our Bass Coast Rural Engagement Group. If you are passionate about the future of Bass Coast’s agricultural assets, we encourage you to apply.

The Bass Coast Rural Engagement Group was formed in 2013 as an advisory group to Council to ensure an open, productive relationship between Council and representatives of the agricultural sector.

Industry members

Membership will be made up by the following representatives:

  • Six members of the farming community
  • Bass Coast Landcare
  • Victorian Farmers Federation
  • Food and Fibre Gippsland
  • Bass Coast Shire Council

The group is currently chaired by Cr Clare Le Serve.

Advisory group member expectations

We ask that our committee members agree to the following:

  1. Attend in-person two-hour meetings on a quarterly basis.
  2. Actively contribute constructively in meetings.
  3. Agree to abide by the Rural Engagement Group Terms of Reference.

You can sign up to be on the committee for one or two years, we will introduce a minimum two-year term for committee members from 2024.